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GPS works offline without internet or WiFi. Something in building GPS can't get connect to GPS satellite that's why it not show location.


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Most phones tend to cache your location periodically and use this information when requested by you applications so that battery drain isn't a big problem. I believe this is called assisted GPS. This does have the disadvantage of allowing to your location to quickly become inaccurate. Imagine if your location is cached as you get onto a train, you then ...


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Incredibly, after not working for close to 10 months, my Samsung S4 GPE GPS started working correctly - just a few days before the above response to my original post. I do not know why it's now working properly all of a sudden, I'm guessing some update fixed it. Or some hardware issue corrected itself (as unlikely as that seems). I did read a few months ago ...


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This is a simple IP location lookup. There are some services that offer so called IP2Country lookup that gives you the country of an IP address. For instance http://www.iplocation.net/ combines multiple services and presents you all results of their respective databases. All of them will at least share the same country (probably the one you are currently in) ...



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